The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong

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After years of frequent moves following her mother’s death, Chloe Saunders’s life is finally settling down. She is attending art school, pursuing her dreams of becoming a director, making friends, meeting boys. Her biggest concern is that she’s not developing as fast as her friends are. But when puberty does hit, it brings more than hormone surges. Chloe starts seeing ghosts–everywhere, demanding her attention. After she suffers a breakdown, her devoted aunt Lauren gets her into a highly recommended group home.

At first, Lyle House seems a pretty okay place, except for Chloe’s small problem of fearing she might be facing a lifetime of mental illness. But as she gradually gets to know the other kids at the home – charming Simon and his ominous, unsmiling brother Derek, obnoxious Tori, and Rae, who has a “thing” for fire – Chloe begins to realize that there is something that binds them all together, and it isn’t your usual “problem kid” behaviour. And together they discover that Lyle House is not your usual group home either…

GBC Review by Sofia S.

Hey GBC! This month’s book is The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong. It is about a teenager named Chloe Sanders and how she seems to see people that aren’t really there. Like most people would be, she is confused and scared, especially since these people seem pretty forceful and keep trying to talk to her. Chloe eventually gets sent to a group home and figures out she is seeing dead people.

My favourite part of the book is Chloe’s thought process. She cycles through her emotions in a way I would probably cycle through mine if I were to be in her situation. For a book character, she is actually sort of relatable. Plus, I am a big fan of the “love story that isn’t the main plot” plot, and I think the author does a good job with that. There are a couple more books that come after this one, and I like them so far. I would recommend this book for girls ages 12-15 years old.

Happy Reading


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2 thoughts on “The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong”

    1. Hi wonderful, thank you for commenting. Kelley Armstrong’s “The Summoning” is book 1 in her Darkest Powers trilogy. Book 2 is called “The Awakening” and book 3 is called “The Reckoning”. Happy Reading!

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